Marcella Nole (1955), nurse practitioner, now works at Fresno Gastroenterology.



Dugan Aguilar (1972) authored “She Sang Me a Good Luck Song: the California Indian Photographs of Dugan Aguilar.”

Lynne Ayers Ashbeck (1976, ’77), vice president at Community Medical Centers, was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.

William Brigham (1974) retired after 22 years as administrator of the NFL substance abuse program.

Tom Burnham (1976), chief human resources officer at Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County, is now a board member of American Family Housing, a nonprofit that provides housing and related services to low-income and homeless families.

Steven Gomes (1972) will retire as superintendent of Merced County Office of Education at the end of 2016 after a 44-year educational career.

Dennis Hart (1972,’77), a journalist of 40-plus years, now appears weekdays on AM 1680 The Answer with a new feature called “Viewpoint.”

Dot Marie Jones (1972), actress, was guest speaker for the Domestic Violence Solutions’ eighth annual High Esteem Luncheon in Santa Barbara.

Emily Kuroda (1977), actress, will be part of the “Gilmore Girls” revival.

Joseph Oldham (1975) is the statewide energy efficiency best practices coordinator.

Gary Paden (1976) is presiding judge of Tulare County Superior Court and vice president of the California Judges Association.

Archie Patterson (1971), founder of the Eurock music promotion company, contributed his magazines, books and productions to the archives of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff (1979) authored The New York Times bestseller “The Missing Kennedy: Rosemary Kennedy and the Secret Bonds of Four Women.”

David Smith (1977, ’85) is dean of regional and online campuses for University of La Verne. He previously served as vice president of Northwestern Community College.

Todd Spangler (1975) is supervising deputy district attorney for Madera County.

Ken Vogel (1970) was inducted into the San Joaquin County Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Robert Westenberg (1977), Tony nominee for Broadway’s “Into the Woods,” will join Missouri State’s College of Arts and Letters in fall 2016 as faculty member.



Kenneth Collum (1983) is now acting director for The Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca District.

Linne Curtis-Bayt (1987) is now caring for patients at Adventist Health Clinic in Oakhurst.

Charles “Chuck” Forsythe (1980), president of Forsythe Insurance Agency Inc., was inducted into the College of the Sequoias Hall of Fame.

Elena Franceschi (1985) is now associate winemaker at Silverado Vineyards in Napa Valley.

Bill Merz (1982) is now sales manager for Sunridge Nurseries.

David Munksgard (1980), winemaker of Sebastopol’s Iron Horse Vineyards, was featured in The Press Democrat’s “Wine of the Week” article.

Michelle Pingilly (1988, ’97, 2010) is now director of English  language development/special projects at Exeter Unified School District.

Anthony Pokorny (1981) is now assistant vice president of business development for BerkleyNet, an online workers compensation company.

Jolene Polyack (1981) will release her book, “Seven Bridges,”about a man who advances through seven stages of life.

Stephen Provost (1986) authored “Fresno Growing Up.” It documents Fresno popular culture during its dramatic postwar period, when the city abruptly shifted from a small town to the fastest growing city in the U.S.

Tami Rose (1984) is now Resource Specialist Program teacher at Oak Creek Intermediate School in Oakhurst.

Jean Rousseau (1986) was selected as administrative officer by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors.

Jim Schroder (1988), physical therapist, now works for Visalia Medical Clinic Physical Therapy Program.

Mary Thornton (1986) is now deputy district attorney for Madera County.

Beth Ward (1984) is now animal services director for Contra Costa County.

Ridge Watson (1980) is head winemaker for Joullian Vineyards Ltd, which he helped establish.

Sarah Westfall (1986) is now a visiting assistant professor of physical education and sport studies at Coker College in Florence, South Carolina.

Kenneth Wolf (1983) was promoted to president for Natural Alternatives International Inc., a leading formulator and manufacturer of customized nutritional supplements.



Stephanie Babb (1997) is now director of marketing and communications at Clovis Community College.

Jennifer Silva Bodine (1996) is now a special education teacher for Oak Creek Intermediate School in Oakhurst.

Jennifer Campbell (1994, ’98) is now executive director for American Diabetes Association for the greater Los Angeles area.

Linda Cano (1993, ’98) is now executive director of the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.

Sofia Cook (1991) now teaches Spanish at Fresno Pacific.

Andrea Craddock (1995) is now a psychology instructor at College of the Siskiyous.

Joe Gomez (1993), police lieutenant, is media liaison for the Fresno Police Department.

Jason Hunter (1996) was appointed vice president of sales at Modus eDiscovery, which provides advanced services to law firms and corporations.

Amy Lopez (1997) was appointed to the school board of supervisors for Santa Maria Joint Union High School.

Saundra McGlothlin (1995) is vice president of student services at West Hills College in Coalinga.

Jason Noble (1988) was named San Benito County Realtor of the Year.

Lance Oman (1991) is now senior Western region vice president for MainStay Investment, a New York Life Company.

Antonio Sajor Jr. (1997), captain for technical services in the Stockton Police Department, was inducted into the Edison High School Hall of Fame.

John Silva (1990) is now vice president of sales and manager of new business development for Pacific AgPak.



Anthony Aiello (2004) is now producer at Fresno DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance.

Chris Alvarez (2009) is now sports reporter for ABC 30 in Fresno.

Matthew Barnes (2008) now works for Provost & Prichard Consulting as associate engineer, specializing in municipal infrastructure and land development projects.

Sanja Kovacevic Bugay (2005) is now director for Kings County Human Services Agency.

Derek Franks (2008), general manager for the Fresno Grizzlies, was named 2015 Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year.

Erin Gage (2008) will be principal at a new Clovis Unified elementary school set to open in 2016.

Liz Gonzalez (2003) and Alex Aguirre were the only Fresno TV news journalists to cover the Pope’s February visit to Mexico.

Blake Hern (2007), director of global technology and security for Encore Capital Group, was selected from over 100 applicants to serve on the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce inaugural Young Leaders Board of Directors Program.

Johnathan Hernandez (2007, ’11) was ranked on the RateMyProfessor.com as the fifth highest-rated university professor in the country during the 2014-15 academic year.

T. Huff (2004), award-winning short film and TV producer, launched his new podcast on Indie filmmaking. His first feature film is “A Bag of Chips.”

Kia Michael Karbassi (2009) opened Berlin Street Grill in Fresno. The restaurant specializes in wraps, kabobs and salads.

Dave Koehler (2008, ’10), executive director of the Sonoma Land Trust, led a public dialogue about preserving Sonoma Valley.

Christopher McGlothlin (2007) is director of technical affairs at California Cotton Growers and Ginners Association and Western Agricultural Processors Association.

Holly Mills (2001) is now a third grade teacher for Oakhurst Elementary.

Farin Montanez (2007) is now editor in chief for The Clovis Independent.

Jackie Mundt (2009) is now director of admissions and recruiting at Pratt Community College.

Abigail Palsgaard (2008) is now city clerk for the City of Kingsburg.

Carmita Pena (2001, ’04), Woodlake High School counselor, is now coordinator for College and Career Programs.

David Pyrooz (2005), criminologist, is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado.

Dan Rotlisberger (2008), viticulturist for Redwood Empire Vineyard Management, was named 2015 Outstanding Young Farmer by the Sonoma County Harvest Fair.

Leo Rowland, (2000) is now director of study abroad at the University of Redlands.

Benjamin Ruiz (2000) was appointed interim director for Resources Management Agency by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors.

Melissa Sievers (2009) is cofounder of The Beauty Clause, a book project and social media initiative focusing on discovering, understanding and celebrating beauty in cultures around the world.

Mike Spata (2004, ’06) was named interim Tulare County chief administrative officer by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors.

Adam Stirrup (2003, ’05) is now a partner of the law firm of Baradat & Paboojian, Inc.

Kevin Tos (2008, ’10), physical therapist, joined the Adventist Health Central Valley Network.

Chris Vieira (2008) is now working for Apple.

Pavitra Walvekar (2005) and Pradip Walvekar founded Kudos Finance & Investment, a non-banking finance loan company in Pune, India.



Julie Bolme (2015) is now band teacher for Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

Michael Cook (2015) is now regional viticulturist with Texoma Vineyards.

Scott Drivon (2012) is now a deputy for San Joaquin County.

Jeff Fritz (2015), violinist, is now conductor for the Kings Symphony Orchestra.

Jacquelyn Jackson (2010) was featured on the Salinas Teacher Honor Roll by The Californian newspaper. She teaches English, ag academy and supplemental English at Everett Alvarez High School.

Tawnie Kroll (2014) and Gianna Dinuzzo (2015) created the food blogs krollskorner.com and giannamary.com.

Michael Mota (2015) is now a CHP officer in Barstow.

Seth Rossow (2013) was featured on NBC as an alfalfa grower saving water by using a drip irrigation system.

Kevin Sakasegawa (2010) is now an officer with the Ceres Police Department.

Lazaro Sandoval (2010) is now the Agricultural Attaché for the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service in Argentina.

Sal Silva (2010) is now owner of I & I Property Management Company in Fresno, which offers professional management for residential and commercial condominiums and planned development properties.

Natalie Vaz (2014) is now an agriculture teacher at Kingsburg High School.

Marcus Zellous (2016), former Lemoore Union Elementary band and choir director, is now children’s minister at South Valley Community Church in Lemoore.



Elise Barco was crowned as Miss Clovis. She is planning to compete for the Miss California title in June at Fresno’s Saroyan Theatre.

Tyler Turk was named College Entrepreneur of the Year by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce at the 2016 Valley Business Awards and Installation Luncheon for his creation Date in a Crate (Crated with Love), a monthly subscription service with themed dating ideas.


Special Announcements

Stephen McVay (2007) and Jessica Choy (2003, ’10) married on Oct. 16 in Fish Camp.

Kevin Scott Cooper (2006, ’07) married Rosemary Nader Abdelshahid on Aug. 22.

Derek Carr (2013) and Heather Carr (2011) had a baby boy, Deker.

Cary Edmondson (2002) and Elaine Edmondson welcomed their first baby boy, Caleb, on March 15.

Patrick Maridon (2008) and Megan Cavan married on Sept. 12 in Carmel Valley.

Joel Beery (2008) and Aubriane Beery welcomed their first baby boy, Zacariah, on Feb. 7.

Andrew Blea (2013) and Kristen McLane married on Nov. 14 at Tenaya Lodge.

Richard “Rick” E. Boles (2008) and Danny E. Lara married on Aug. 14 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Will Cantrell (2005) and Jeremy Carrillo (2007) married on Sept. 19 in Mendota.

Angelica “Rita” Capuchino (2010) and Juan Martinez Jr. announced their engagement.

Joe Joralemon (2013) and Krista Ellsworth (2011) announced their engagement.

Ilich Lopez (2008) and Jessica Lyon announced their engagement.

Nick Yovino (1971) and Laura Whitehouse announced their engagement.